Scientific Linux Security Update : glib2 on SL5.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60552
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionDiego Pettenò discovered multiple integer overflows causing heap-based buffer overflows in GLib's Base64 encoding and decoding functions. An attacker could use these flaws to crash an application using GLib's Base64 functions to encode or decode large, untrusted inputs, or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user running the application. (CVE-2008-4316)
SolutionUpdate the affected glib2 and / or glib2-devel packages.